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Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by max¥¥, May 29, 2010.
so i just got a 350mhz iMac g3 with 512mb ram, can it run tiger or will i nee to use xpostfacto
according to http://support.apple.com/kb/ht1514 it should (doesn't say what speed G3, but it is listed as ok)
Since the 350MHz G3 doesn't have FW nor a DVD-ROM drive, xpostfacto is the way to go.
k, i will try to install later
atually it dose have fw
Then it must be at least 400Mhz. http://www.everymac.com/systems/apple/imac/faq/imac-g3-firewire-400-usb-compatibility-usb-hubs.html
i'm sure it's 350mhz
You might want a look at this to see which one is it. Mine is an original and can't run Tiger.
it is going to be very hard to run osx on it if i can't get it too boot proplery, i tried to install 10.3 (witch is supported) it told me i need to update my firmware, so i shut it down, osx hanged on the shutdown, so i did a force shutdown, turned it on no screen, turned of and on, now i get a screen but it is all out of focus and not the right colours
Did you try rebooting it again?
all it dose is come up very dim and a sort of purple colour (it is booting propley)
Does it show the apple at all, can you take a video/picture?
it dose show the apple the machine is booting propaly but it is very dim and is a purpley colour
Does it ever get into OSX? Like, with the dock, etc.
no only the installer, it told me i needed a fimware up date this is whare the problems started
Is it like finishing installing, or?
no it didn't even start, also it froze at shutdown
so i tried what apple suggest if you have no video (pram reset) now i don't even get a chime
It'd help if we had pictures of what's going on. Think the hardware is okay, you just need to fix some settings since your machine is pretty old.
Maybe you could try reinstalling OS X? Because if it froze, well, that's an issue.
pictures wouldn't help much as there is no chime no picture on the screen nothing
Edit: i'm sure the problem is firmware (i read about this a long time ago), i also read the firmware is stord on the same oard as the cpu, is this true
I don't know about that to be honest. Do you have the original System installer? I'd go back and install that, then install any needed firmware, then try the upgrade again.
Just to say it dosn't boot proplery anymore
you absolute need to upgrade the firmware with os9 first
like stated here
thx but i have already sorted the problem (i posted another thread about it [imac g3 won't boot])